Yusupov's 2nd Trio presents a musical panorama of Jewish folk music traditions, including the use of musical sources from various ethnic communities. Yusupov also believes that timbre and color are important structural elements. He works with jazz, African music, Far Eastern music or Arabic sounds and Klezmer.
1. Mayn Shtetele (Ashkenazi)
2. La yave de Espanya (Ladino)
3. Esh'al Elohai (Yemenite)
Benjamin Yusupov was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 1962. From 1981 to 1990 he studied piano, composition, music theory and conducting at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow with Roman Ledeniov, Yuri Fortunatov, Yuri Kholopov, and with Dmitri Kitajenko, one of today’s well-known conductors. He received his Ph.D. degree at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) in 2001.
Yusupov was awarded the Clone Prize (1992), the Sherover Award (1993), the Israeli Prime Minister Prize (1999),During the next seasons large-scale compositions by Benjamin Yusupov are being performed by such artists as Yuri Temirkanov and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski and London Philharmonic, Kazushi Ono and Israel Philharmonic, Peter Oundjian and Toronto Symphony, Eiji Ono and NDR Radiophilharmonie.
His works have been performed by the New World Symphony, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Dresdner Sinfoniker, Lisbon Symphony, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Orchestra Teatro Communale di Bologna, Anhaltische Philharmonie, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Belgrade Philharmonic, Bogota Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent seasons have also been performances in Focus Festival, Julliard Theater (2005), Juventus Festival, France (2005), Menton Festival (2005), Zagreb Biennale (2001), Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielle (2004), Almeida Festival, London (1994), Paris Rostrum (1990), and large number of Israeli festivals